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The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Sulphur : under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, during the years 1836-42


Published 1843
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"Published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty."

Issued in 12 parts from 1843-1846; both t.p.'s are dated 1844

Vol. 1: [2], 150 p., plates 1-64; v. 2: [2], 72, iv, [1] p., plates 1-21

Plates ill. by J. Gould, B. Waterhouse Hawkins, D. Mitchell, W. Mitchell, and G.B. Sowerby, Jr.; lithographers and printers of plates include Day & Haghe, C. Hullmandel, and Hullmandel & Walton

The plates of mammals, birds and mollusks are colored (except 2 plates depicting mammal skulls); the plates of fish are uncolored

Each section in v. 1 has special half-title

Includes bibliographical references and index

v. 1. Mammalia / by J.E. Gray. Birds / by J. Gould. Fish / by J. Richardson -- v. 2. Mollusca / by R.B. Hinds

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

BM (Nat. hist.)

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.

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SCNHRB has one complete copy bound in 3 v. (v. 1, pt. 1 (39088010382661); v. 1, pt. 2 (39088010382430); and v. 2 (39088010382422)), plus 2 incomplete copies of v. 2 (c. 2, 39088010382497; and c. 3, 39088010383768)

SCNHRB v. 1, pt. 1 has [2], 50 p., with plates 1-34 of mammals and birds (plate 7 is bound in following plate 8, as issued); an index leaf for the Mollusca section is misbound following the t.p

SCNHRB v. 1, pt. 1 has stamp on verso of t.p.: Smithsonian Institution National Museum, Aug. 18, 1943; accession no. 323504; modern blue paste-paperboard binding with vellum spine and gilt-lettered spine label

SCNHRB v. 1, pt. 2 has p. [51]-150, with plates 35-64 of fish

SCNHRB v. 1, pt. 2 has bookplates: 1. Presented by Mr. Robert L. Stuart; 2. Library of the American Museum of Natural History (with its embossed stamp; bookplate stamped "withdrawn, cancelled"); 3. Smithsonian Institution Libraries ..., preservation supported by the Smithsonian Women's Committee

SCNHRB v. 1, pt. 2 has later half-leather binding with marbled paper boards; gilt-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; re-backed; in archival paperboard box for preservation

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 1 has 2 different bookplates for William Healey Dall; Dall's ms. annotations in pencil and ink occur throughout; stamp on verso of t.p.: Smithsonian Library Jun. 7, 1957. A title leaf for v. 1 is inserted before the title leaf for v. 2

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2 is imperfect: the title leaf for v. 1 is inserted at the front, with a mounted printed correction label reading "Mollusca, by R.B. Hinds Esq."; no t.p. for v. 2 is included

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 2 has bookplate: Ex libris William Healey Dall, Division of Mollusks Sectional Library, 1902, U.S.N.M

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 1 and v. 2, c. 2 both have modern brown buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 3 has p. 49-72, the explanation of the plates (p. [i]-iv), the index of genera ([1] p.), and plates 15-21 only, with the t.p. for v. 1 laid in

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 3 has stamps: 1. Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Jun. 30, [1891?], with accession no. 147905; 2. Sectional Library, Dept. of Moll., U.S.N.M. Lea Collection; with some ms. pencil markings and annotations in the margins and on the plates

SCNHRB v. 2, c. 3 has the original printed stiff-paper cover ("No. VIII, Mollusca, pt. III, January, 1845") with publisher's advertisements on the back; in a later black buckram portfolio with white-lettered spine


Volume v 1..pt..1
Publisher London : Smith, Elder
Pages 144
Language English
Call number 39088010382661
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity
Notes irregular page numbering. various plates: text printed off edge of page.

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